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18:26
18:26

Broadcasters Faulted for Failing to Stand up to UCC media freedom 3 1

The matter came up this morning when a team of NAB officials led by Vice chairperson Peter Ssematimba was today appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human rights to answer to cases of rights violations of Journalists, UCC directives and poor pay for journalists by media houses.
07:02
07:02

MPs Task Gov’t to Respect Media Freedom UCC 7

In a plenary session on Thursday chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said that as the world prepares to commemorate Press Freedom day on Friday, UCC is issuing draconian orders.
16:53
16:53

No Media Ban on Opposition -Gov’t media freedom 2 1

Government has said there has not been any directive barring Opposition members from accessing the airwaves.
11:46
11:46

Press Freedom in Uganda Not Getting Any Better, Journalists unesco 1 6 Top story

Dr George Lugalambi, a media Expert and former Mass communications lecturer at Makerere University says press freedom is not getting any better. He says the motivation for people in Government towards gagging the media have not changed over time.
20:17
20:17

Vision Group Journalist Etukuri Released media freedom 6 1 Top story

According to Charles Etukuri, although the ISO operatives didnt dispute the facts in the story, they were interested in knowing his source and concerned about the headline.
15:37
15:37

CSOs Condemn Shrinking Civic Space, Non Functional Institutions media freedom

Crispin Kaheru, the Country Coordinator CCEDU, says the arrest of some civil society leaders and activists across the country and unnecessary investigations of other organizations were not only an affront to the freedoms of association and expression but also an expression of the most rudimentary forms of repression.
18:38
18:38

Press Freedom: Kadaga Directs MPs to Table Motion media freedom 4 1

Ereemye remanded the accused to Luzira Prison after prosecution asked for time to study the bail application. They are expected to return to court on December 19th for their bail application ruling.
07:27
07:27

Scholars: Govt Should Use Media Council to Settle Disputes the red pepper 1 4

The scholars say the recent raid of The Red Pepper offices and detention of its editors and directors is an infringement on media and press freedom as enshrined in the constitution. They also argue that government should have complained to the Media Council rather than closing The Red Pepper and its sister publications. Five Red Pepper Publications Limited directors and three editors were arrested on Tuesday last week following police raid of their head offices, situated in Namanve, along Jinja Road.
11:55
11:55

UCC Media Crackdown Intended to Create Fear- Kanaabi media attacks

Last week, UCC, the government body which regulates the broadcasting sector, stopped the live broadcast of parliamentary proceedings. A number of radio and television stations have also told of how unidentified persons have directed them not to host opposition politicians, particularly those opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit.
15:55
15:55

Court Acquits Lyantonde Journalist media freedom 1 3

Waliggos acquittal threw several journalists who attended the court session into celebrations.
17:41
17:41

Kayihura Cracks Down on Unauthorised Officers Speaking to Media kale kayihura 1

A month ago, Police Spokesperson, Asan Kasingye tried to enforce the directive, saying only authorised officers should speak to journalists. He said non authorized officers would have to get clearance and consult with the department of Public Relations
15:50
15:50

Court Differs Ruling on NRM Party Spokesperson child assault

Details of the case are that on May 12, 2015, while at Garden Courts Hotel in Masaka, Mulindwa assaulted Bindhe and damaged his spectacles worth Shillings 300,000 before dragging him out of the hotel.
11:40
11:40

Adjumani District Council Wants Journalists Accredited media 2

Markot Taibot, a reporter of Radio Pacis and member of West Nile Press Association based in Adjumani district, says the move is aimed at eliminating some critical journalists from accessing information from the council.
18:57
18:57

NRM Publicist Charged With Assault rogers mulindwa

Masaka Magistrates Court has today charged Rogers Mulindwa, a communications officer at the National Resistance MovementNRM Secretariat, with assault malicious damage to property. Mulindwa appeared before Grade Two Magistrate Adams Byarugaba in relation to a May 12, 2015 incident when he reportedly assaulted Edward Bindhe, a journalist working with Uganda Radio Network.
08:13
08:13

Govt Explains Move to Amend Communications Act media freedom 4 1

State Minister of Finance, David Bahati, says the amendments are to give the minister powers to make regulations relating to setting license fees, use of any communications station and apparatus, as well as obligations of producers, proprietors or broadcaster in respect of public broadcasts, among others.
17:56
17:56

Nankabirwa to Mediate Speaker, Journalist's Row media freedom 5 1

Joseph Sabiiti, the vice president Uganda Parliamentary Press Association UPPA asked parliament to face facts, saying the rules committee of parliament has no mandate to try journalists.
19:22
19:22

Reporters Challenge Parliament's 'Assault' on the Media rebecca kadaga 1 Top story

As journalists who cover parliament, we subscribe to the journalists creed and the journalists code of ethics. We are not paid to publish stories and we challenge any MP who has ever paid for a story to come forward. We strongly oppose the plan to have journalists swear oaths and we actually describe it as laughable.
12:51
12:51

UCC Admits To Switching Off Social Media elections 2016 1

Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC executive director says the communications regulatory body received information that Mobile Money and social media were being used to bribe voters.
18:23
18:23

Busoga Journalists Threaten To Shun Police Activities media freedom 2

Journalists in Busoga are threatening to ban covering police activities in the region, if police continues attacking journalists doing their work.
07:18
07:18

Two Journalists Held for Covering Museveni \'Illegally\' uganda media centre

Lyagoba told Uganda Radio Network shortly after their arrest that he was recording Museveni\'s speech while Waiswa was taking pictures when they were picked up.
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